Angels by Elena Voinova-Bogoroditskaya
If you’ve never seen angels, it does not mean that they did not see you. They are always close – much closer than we to ourselves. And if to listen to the beating of your own heart a little, you will certainly feel slightly perceptible presence. Painting by Russian cosmic artist Elena Voinova-Bogoroditskaya can be attributed to the direction in art born in the XX century and named “Space Art”. Cosmists artists in their work bear the idea of spiritualised Cosmos, about the relationship of man and the universe, the worlds of other dimensions. Their stories are real, but this reality of a higher order than that surrounding us.
Angels are often present in the paintings of artists cosmists remind people that, in addition to our everyday life, have the life of the spirit. And it is primary, and beautiful. Time of Angels, indeed, it is. The time has come when people should be kinder, wiser, better and cleaner. People – not angels, but we are closer to the spirit, than anybody else.
Cosmist artist Elena Voinova – Bogoroditskaya was born 26 May 1968 in Kineshma of Ivanovo region. Currently the artist lives in the city of Yaroslavl. She graduated from art school in the city of Ivanovo. The theme of angels – a favorite in the work of Elena Voinova – Bogoroditskaya. According to Elena, the angels in her paintings – not only the essence of heaven, but the winged impulses of the human soul, our bright minds. To someone images in the paintings of E. Voynova seem tale, to others – thin reality to which the artist was able to get up and wants to bring us. Since 1987 in different parts of Russia were organized and held more than 50 solo exhibitions of Elena Voinova. Today, she calls herself a freelance artist. “The circumstances of life that I meet and accept, teach me to act for the benefit of the people, – says Elena.
Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salathiel, Ehud, Barachiel, Jeremiah … Repeat these names. In that order. Repeat over and over again. Meeting with the angels are rare and fleeting. For those who see. Sees spiritually. For people who have only the physiological vision, contacts with the heavenly disembodied hosts occur in other ways …
Holy ascetics said that the angel shows itself up to “unable to see” in the form of a fertile thought that suddenly, for no apparent reason, visits our minds with fluttering unsourced fragrance or with a gentle glance of a passerby, or an unexpected event. Try to stretch memory and you are sure to remember these unexplainable events, even in most recent past.
St. John Chrysostom said: The Lord told to higher powers to stay on the ground because of the dignity of the image, people are clothed.
That is the charge of bodiless powers of heaven to serve us, contribute to our salvation. Every second, every moment, while we are thinking about the color of the new kitchen units, or watch brisk TV shows, they carry out their mission: to fight for our bright future with their former associates, which preferred the dark side. And the outcome of this battle depends only on us. For us it is enough to simply listen to the message that angels carry. Angels see you.
And then everything will change. Love will overflow in our hearts, and infinitely familiar will become names – Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salathiel, Ehud, Barachiel, Jeremiah …
From Wikipedia: Russian cosmism was a philosophical and cultural movement that emerged in Russia in the early 20th century. It entailed a broad theory of natural philosophy, combining elements of religion and ethics with a history and philosophy of the origin, evolution and future existence of the cosmos and humankind. It combined elements from both Eastern and Western philosophic traditions as well as from the Russian Orthodox Church.